Keep the kids entertained with this mystery prize game. Fill plastic cups with little trinkets, then cover with orange tissue paper and glue to poster board in the shape of a pumpkin. One by one, kids can poke a hole through the tissue paper and see what’s inside.
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Hide a variety of items throughout your home, and ask the kids to find them all. The winner can receive extra candy … or perhaps a delicious, nutritious piece of fruit?
- “Minute to Win It” Candy Corn Games
Set a timer for 60 seconds and set up a challenge that kids can do with candy corn and candy pumpkins. You can see how many candy corn pieces they can stack, or how many pumpkins they can pick up and put into a bowl using only chopsticks. The most wins!
- Mummy Bowling
For mummy-themed fun, wrap up some plastic pins in toilet paper and glue on some googly eyes for this bowling game.
- Frankenstein Bowling
Paint faces on cans, and then stack the scary (okay, more like cute) dudes to see how many you knock down in one shot.
- Skeleton Puzzle
Make DIY bones out of foam, and hot glue a magnet on each. Coat a board with magnetic paint (or just relegate this game to the fridge) and see who can create a skeleton the fastest.
- Glow-in-the-Dark Ring Toss
Wrap glow-in-the-dark duct tape around a few bottles and see how many glow stick bracelets kids can get around the bottle necks.
- Mummy Relay Race
Divide kids into groups of two and have one wrap the other up like a mummy as quickly as possible and whichever team’s mummy runs to the finish line first wins.
- Spider Races
All you need for this game is some straws and plastic toy spiders — whichever kid blows their spider across the finish line first wins.
- Zombie Walk
Set up a short obstacle course ( go around, over, and under things) and make the team member complete the obstacle course while walking like a zombie (or frankenstein).